[ONLINE] CCW : Planning Confirmation Retreats for Youths

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This ONLINE workshop aims to share guidelines and practical tips on planning a youth confirmation retreat.

Craft of Catechesis Workshop 

[ONLINE] Planning Confirmation Retreat for Youths


DATE: Thursday, 14 May 2020

TIME: 7.30pm – 10.00pm (Registration from 7.00pm)

MODE: Online



This workshop aims to share guidelines and practical tips on planning a youth confirmation retreat.

In addition to the presentation by OFC, there will also be a panel sharing which will touch on:

  • Engaging various stakeholders in the parish.

  • Forming a retreat service team.

  • Practical recommendations from the panel’s collective experience in planning youth confirmation retreats

The workshop is in the context of retreats proposed in the OFC Youth Curriculum. However, catechists not using the curriculum are also welcome to attend.  



  • To help participants understand the purpose of a youth confirmation retreat and how it fits into the catechetical journey.



Joshua Augustine Lim has been a catechist in the Church of our Lady Star of the Sea (OLSS) since 2013. Serving mainly as a Youth Catechist, he has journeyed with three L9 batches from 2017-2019 and is currently an L10 catechist. He was initially involved in his parish’s youth confirmation retreat as a facilitator, before taking on planning and coordination roles in subsequent years.  Joshua’s desire is to see young people have a genuine encounter with Christ, recognising their true worth as children of God, having a deep personal relationship with the Risen Lord as the One they can turn to no matter what.

Bosco Lai has been a Youth Coordinator at the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea for more than 4 years, coordinating and planning confirmation retreats and youth formation programs, journeying with young people to become disciples of Christ. His experience in Youth ministry began in 2007 through active involvement in campus ministry, reaching out to university students and young professionals. Bosco finds great passion in reaching out to youths who are at a crucial stage of discovering their Christian identity and making sense of the world around them in the midst of secular voices; he firmly believes this makes youth ministry all the more vital today.

Leroy Rafael Goh has been actively involved in the Singapore youth ministry scene since he joined the youth community at Church of St. Joseph (Bt. Timah) in 2007, eventually becoming a leader there for many years. He has been involved in every aspect of youth confirmation retreats, from facilitating and giving sessions to logistical aspects, planning and coordination of programmes; in his own parish and many others in the archdiocese. He has also represented Singapore in international meetings for youth leaders of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.  Leroy is currently a Youth Minister with the Redemptorist Mission Team. 


Suryadi Azali, Manager, Youth Catechesis, OFC


  • Overall Coordinators
  • Youth Catechetical Coordinators
  • Level Coordinators for Youth
  • Youth Catechists and Assistant Catechists
  • Youth Facilitators
  • Ministry leaders/members and volunteers involved in Confirmation Retreats


*Waived by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore 



  • Monday, 11 MAY 2020, 6.00pm​


  1. Attendance - Registered participants will be given login details at least 2 hours before the webinar starts. Please inform us if you are unable to attend the session. 

  2. Punctuality - Participants are encouraged to be punctual. Being more than THIRTY (30) minutes late for any session is deemed absent.

  3. Substitution - Request for substitution has to be made in writing, e.g., via email and subject to acceptance by OfC, subjected to eligibility requirements

  4. Deferment - Deferment is permitted on compassionate or medical grounds. Relevant proof or documents must be submitted to substantiate the grounds.

  5. Withdrawal - As this course tends to be fully subscribed and to allow others on the wait-list to attend the course, a no-show penalty of the course fees may be imposed.

  6. *Cancellation/Postponement of Courses* - OfC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In these circumstances, OfC will refund payments made, if any


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14th May, 2020 7:30 PM   through   10:00 PM